A while ago I stumbled upon an online petition http://www.change.org/petitions/jeff-bezos-amazon-ceo-refuse-to-carry-books-which-advocate-the-physical-abuse-of-children. I read the petition with mounting horror and disgust. Here was Amazon, a reputable company with whom I have spent thousands of dollars, selling books that advise parents to whip infants as young as 4 months old with implements like willow switches, rulers and whipper snipper cord. For slightly older infants and toddlers they recommend paddles, belts, “the rod”, flexible plumber’s conduit and tree branches.
A Little About Alec
Alec is a qualified early childhood educator with a Bachelor of Social Science (Children Studies) who worked in long day care until 1998.
He then started Child’s Play Music which provides hands-on, play-based music education incursions to schools and child care centres in Perth Western Australia. These programs enable young children to freely explore a huge range of homemade instruments through play.